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comments about sarah palin. bashir was outraged when palin compared america's foreign debt to slavery. so he went on his msnbc show, explained his point of view and then went a step too far, he suggested that she deserved a vulgar punishment. bashir later apologized on air, but apparently it wasn't enough. he resigned this week after meeting with the head of the cable channel. what can we learn from this mess? joining me from tampa, tv critic for ncr and journalism professor at american university. jane, i would like to ask that question to you first. what can we learn from an incident like martin bashir. >> what a premium there is an controversy. it was a vile punishment. it was a produced piece so it was planned. msnbc if he had not left that -- depiction of a woman as they did about anti-gay homophobic remarks made by alec baldwin. i think they were really in an uncomfortable position, a lot of women have had a lot of ugly things said about them and on television and otherwise and there's sometimes not the same degree of consequences as there may be for other people. >> do you feel lik
with a comment, the information about slavery and sarah palin, which many believed was much more offensive. and yet he remained. was there a double standard there? >> i think they have to look at each case and quite frankly where they're getting push back from. how people react to it. will it affect the advertisers they get for the show? so i think it is a case by case basis. >> talking about case by case basis, let's talk about the obama care, it is an unholy mess and you worked at the white house. is there anything that can be done to save obama care? don't answer now. your grimace has said it all. 1ñp every day we're working to be an even better company - and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. i have a big meeting when we land, but i am so stuffed up, i can't rest
martin bashir came out with a comment, the information about slavery and sarah palin, which many believed was much more offensive. and yet he remained. was there a double standard there? >> i think they have to look at each case and quite frankly where they're getting push back from. how people react to it. will it affect the advertisers they get for the show? so i think it is a case by case basis. >> talking about case by case basis, let's talk about the obama care, it is an unholy mess and you worked at the white house. is there anything that can be done to save obama care? don't answer now. your grimace has said it all. this is the quicksilver cash back card from capital one. it's not the "limit the cash i earn every month" card. it's not the "i only earn decent rewards at the gas station" card. it's the no-games, no-signing up, everyday-rewarding, kung-fu-fighting, silver-lightning-in-a-bottle, bringing-home-the-bacon cash back card. this is the quicksilver card from capital one. unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere, every single day. so ask yourself, what's in your
feat? >> he has resigned from msnbc. this is several weeks after he had made comments about sarah palin that many people thought were outright disgusting, that were indefensible. in fact, i can't repeat them on the air. even though he was clever in the way he said it, he was talking about inappropriate behavior about sarah palin. he went away on vacation for a while. he said he took the thanksgiving holiday off, came back, met with the president of msnbc and decided he it to tender his resignation. i'm sure he was under pressure to do so, however, because his comments had become such a distraction, not just for him, but all of msnbc. >> quickly, a reminder, we were talking just this week about alec baldwin first, and now martin bashir. >> that's right. once alec baldwin quit for very different reasons from his show on msnbc last week, people wondered is martin bashir going to leave as well. well, he is. msnbc put out a kind statement, suggesting he wasn't forced out, although it was very uncomfortable there for several weeks because of his remarks. >> brian, thank you very much. a quick
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